The school is not attached to any specific religious body. Religious Education is given in accordance with the 2012 Norfolk Agreed Syllabus. This document focuses on the two main targets of ’Learning about Religion’ and ’Learning from Religion’ and whilst encouraging a new ‘line of enquiry’ aspect.
To support our studies in this area of the curriculum, we visit our local church of St Mary’s on several occasions throughout the year. All of the children in the school, from Y3-Y6 become familiar with the church and the people who work there. Visitors from the local parish are also involved in question and answer sessions with members of the schools, as well as Christianity afternoons nearer to the most significant Christian festivals.
Aside from our links with the local Christian church, we also extend a warm hand to community members or leaders from other world faiths that we study in our curriculum. In the past we have had a Divali afternoon in the autumn term during our study of Hinduism and we have also received thought provoking and reflective visits from a Buddhist monk and members of the Islamic faith. We believe that such experiences allow our children to grow up with an informed and spiritually rewarding character.
Please feel free to browse our RE Scheme of Work below in order to see what topics your children will be covering throughout the school year.
There is a daily act of collective worship which usually takes place at school but on certain occasions at the local church, St Mary's. This provides opportunities for children to come together, share experiences with one another and furthermore develop a sense of ‘community’ within the school. During a number of assemblies throughout the year, visiting speakers from local faith groups or societies are welcomed, which offers the children a different perspective to the world in which they live. Children are also invited to show their musical talents in collective worship, with some individuals playing the guitar or violin independently.
The focal points for our collective worship are as follows:
- British Values
- School aims
- Links to local community
- Achievements of our school community
- Themes linked to PATHs
A timetable for the themes can be seen by clicking on a link below.
Parents can exercise the right for their children's withdrawal from worship on religious grounds.
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